If FNG is Tier 1, which are close to Tier 1 companies for SWE?

Autodesk dLTC52
Mar 13 15 Comments

FNG seems to be a tier 1 company as per a lot of blind posts here. What are other companies that are close to tier 1 in your opinion?

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  • Shutterstock kudabobb
    Uber, Airbnb are tier1
    Mar 130
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    • Shutterstock kudabobb
      You had me up until make a baby. And this comment is surprising coming from a fb employee but +1 anyways
      Mar 13
  • Google ovBk62
    Uber, square, Dropbox, slack, LinkedIn, Twitter. Others are great but don't have the same engineering quality and culture on an average throughout the company.
    Mar 139
    • Infoblox 2600
      Slack over OCI? lol
      Mar 13
    • Tableau krxi15
      If you think dropbox solves the same level of engineering problems as OCI or Azure or AWS, then you are either a new grad or a front end engineer or just shitty SWE.
      Mar 13
    • Google ovBk62
      Tableau - it is clear that you didn't understand my comment.
      Mar 13
    • Google ovBk62
      And yes, slack over OCI. OCI is a great compared to rest of Oracle but the culture still is a bit too enterprisey from what my friends there tell me
      Mar 13
    • Dropbox dorpbox
      Dropbox engineering isn’t that great and you’re not going to solve big problems at scale but I do love the culture and work environment here! Very chill and fun company to work at.
      Mar 14
    • Cadence / R&Dchangename
      Can you elaborate on quality and culture?
      Mar 14
    • Tableau krxi15
      @google, how did you compare the engineering talent of oci and dropbox, please explain. One talent is solving a tiny problem of a Simple Object Storage and the other talent is solving networks, infrastructures, vms etc.

      How did you establish that engineering skills is higher at dropbox than oci?

      I am not debating tc, culture and politics and other stuff.
      Mar 14
    • Dropbox dorpbox
      @Tableau, he was talking about the culture. Without giving who I am away but I guess it would, I went from OCI to Dropbox. At OCI my team had to solve really big problems dealing with complex networks and millions of dollars in spending and things were constantly on fire and managers were not easy to work with. So many unproductive meetings and bureaucracy and no sense of team work and people not being able to make decisions because they had to escalate. I’m much happier at Dropbox where coworkers are super helpful. People actually have a sense of ownership and don’t go “not my problem” or fake tell you they will fix something and never follow up again. The culture is much more vibrant or what we call “cupcake”. I think the abundance of free food helps.
      Mar 16
    • Google ovBk62
      Yup! Culture :)
      Mar 16
  • Uber uber>lyft
    FANG or FAANG as amazon likes to put it are not all tier 1 companies. They just happened to have insane stock growth over 2012-2017 period and made a cool acronym that Jim Cramer coined. Apple and Amazon particularly have an extremely low bar and low engineering quality compared to G, fb and Netflix. Most engineers at amazon are not actual engineers but instead oncall support for their broken systems that the company isn't talented enough to know how to fix. Most engineers at G are rest and vesters. The work (this is just going off what people I know say) moves at a snail's pace and everyone is fine like that, most don't leave because of the food. Both FB and Netflix hire and fire for the fun of it. Both are very cultist companies and not the type of environment any sane person should work in long term. Politics runs amok in all FANG companies. These are all companies that have been around since late 90s or early 2000s and have done well not because they are innovative but because they happened to get lucky and be first. These companies are dinosaurs akin to IBM, oracle, HP, and Cisco that they replaced. Some of The startups you listed are the real tier 1 places. Have extremely high hiring bar and are innovating and fighting for user base daily.
    Mar 140
  • Amazon / Engscoops34
    Robinhood is way too far down that list.
    Mar 130
  • Infoblox 2600
    All of the above
    Mar 130

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